Kolambalamulla Bodhirukkharama Purana Pothgul Tampita Viharaya – කොලඹලාමුල්ල බෝධිරුක්ඛාරාම පුරාණ පොත්ගුල් ටැම්පිට විහාරය

 

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Tampita Viharaya sketch og

A sketch of a Tampita Viharaya

Kolambalamulla Bodhirukkharama Purana Pothgul Viharaya is an ancient temple lying in Talawattegedara lying between Polgahawela and Pothuhera in Kurunegala district. From Polgahawela junction, travel 3km towards Kurunegala upto Kahawatte Ela and turn to Bemmullegedara road. Travel 2.5 km along this road to reach Udapola junction and from here take the Talawattegedara road. Travel 3.5 km on this road to reach the temple.

Alternatively you can travel 6km on the Polgahawela – Kurunegala road up to Hondella Junction and turn towards Talawattegedara. You will cross the railway line 2 km down this road and traveling a further 500 meters along this road will bring you to the temple.

This temple hides a Tampita Viharaya built during the Kandyan era.  A Tampita Viharaya is a structure built on a wooden platform which rests on number of stone stumps usually 3-4 feet tall. The roof is held by a structure built of timber and the walls are generally made of wattle and daub. Walls inside the chamber is more or less always covered in paintings drawn mainly in Kandyan style.

This Tampita Viharaya was declared as an protected archaeological monument by the gazette dated 7th December 2001 and is described as follows “The ancient Tampita Vihara situated within the premises of Bodhirukkharama purana Pothgul Vihara in the village of Thalawattegedera of the Divisional Secretary’s Divisin of Polgahawela of Kurunegala District in the North Western Province”

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Map of the Kolambalamulla Bodhirukkharama Purana Pothgul Tampita Viharaya

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Driving Directions to Kolambalamulla Bodhirukkharama Purana Pothgul Tampita Viharaya

Route from Polgahawela to Kolambalamulla Bodhirukkharama Purana Pothgul Tampita Viharaya

Though : Kahawatte Ela – Udapola
distance : 8.5  km
Travel time :15  minutes
Time to spend : 20-30  mins
Driving directions : see on google map

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